More and more Mercedes benz new cars come with CarPlay but many Mercedes do not have the options built into the head units. For these vehicles we have now developed a new CarPlay SmartBox solution that will enable CarPlay to any A class or B class with Comand NTG4.5.
This product listing is for cars with Comand (with SD card slot below left of volume control on fascia)
This is an installed product that fits behind the radio so the radio needs to be removed for installation but everything is Plug & Play.
Apple CarPlay can be connected wirelessly or via USB cable. Android Auto is connected by cable only.
We offer installation at our workshop of this product for an additional £100
The device operates in a very similar way to the factory fitted option so all control is from the main Comand Controller in the centre of the car. Sound is switched in by selecting AUX on the AUDIO menu. Video is switched separately by ‘Press & Hold’ ‘C’ button.
Because Audio and Video are individually selected there are differences to the in-built system:
If Audio & Video are both switched across to CarPlay then the system will work totally seamlessly. This is great if you are listening to music from your phone (iTunes, Spotify, etc) and CarPlay navigation commands will interrupt as expected.
If however, you choose to listen to the car system (eg. FM/DAB radio, CD etc) then you will need to switch away the audio from the CarPlay box to select your source. This means that CarPlay navigation commands can no longer be heard as the CarPlay SmartBox has no way of switching it’s sound back on!
Product can be mailed for self-installation (much care needed – instructions provided) or we can install here at our workshop. We are unable to offer a mobile installation of this product.
£480 is product only price. Installed price will be £580